How We Arrived Here: NSD1 Rewind

Cam Rising. (Will Gallagher/IT)

If you follow recruiting year-round this post isn’t necessarily for you, though maybe it’ll make for a good refresher. If you forgo the drama and only have interest in recruiting to understand what players your program is definitely getting, then this offering should be insightful.

The Inside Scoop – 12/18/17

Anthony Cook, Jalen Green, BJ Foster, and D'shawn Jamison at The Opening. (Justin Wells/IT)

Texas is going to sign a talented group of players on Wednesday but a full class it doesn’t make. For this class to truly be a success (on paper) it will have to continue rounding out rough edges by adding on the lines, at linebacker, and by landing a supplementary explosive athlete or two. In my years of doing percentages this certainly won’t rival some of the most optimistic efforts. Perhaps some chickens are about to come home to roost due to tardy overtures from the staff? We’ll see. Plus quotes after the OV weekend in Austin. All in the Scoop.

Texas outlasts Louisiana Tech, 75-60

Osetkowski throws it down vs Louisiana Tech. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — Despite not playing the best offensive game through the first 27 minutes, the Texas Longhorns’ high-effort defense and just-enough offense gave Shaka Smart’s team a double-digit cushion that looked to be enough to help cruise to a victory over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. But Eric Konkol’s team began to make a run midway through the second half, and foul trouble turned that just-enough offense into not enough, cutting the lead to four.

Fridays in the Humidor – 12/15/17

Tom Herman and DeMarvion Overshown talk during UT's Satellite camp at ETBU. (Justin Wells/IT)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and by that I mean NSD1.

The Texas staff has put together quite the haul, even if players who are considered foregone conclusions to sign are often overlooked. It’s like when you snooped around the house looking for your presents in advance of them being wrapped. It’s not quite as fun when you know what you’re going to get, but sometimes it’s nice to remove anxiety out of the equation. Heaven forbid you don’t get that Tonka truck defensive tackle.

Pre-Scoopidor: 12/14/17

DaShaun White. (courtesy of White)

Between now and NSD1, then between NSD1 and NSD2 on Feb. 7th, there’s a lot of room for kids looking around, official visits, minds being changed, and all that other “fun” stuff that could happen.

I decided to unload the notebook with quotes/insight on the latest from the juniors and seniors on UT’s radar. Here goes.